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Friday, August 12, 2016

Keeper of the Doves by Betsy Byars

Keeper of the Doves at 120 pages is a short read (for ages 8-12), but Betsy Byars makes every word count. I chose it for my 50 State Reading Challenge - it's set in Kentucky.

From the cover:
Amen McBee is exceptionally bright - she gobbles up words the way other children gobble up sweets. She's also restless. It's the summer of 1899, and everything seems to be changing - everything except the tranquil world of The Willows, her family's home. Yet for Amen and her four older sisters - Abigail, Augusta and the Bella twins, Arabella and Annabella - change is much nearer than they think.

3 comments:

K9friend said...

Sounds like an interesting story!

Pat
Critter Alley

Nan said...

We used to read BB to our children. She is excellent. We read the Blossom Family series
• 1986 The Not-Just-Anybody Family
• 1986 The Blossoms Meet the Vulture Lady
• 1987 The Blossoms and the Green Phantom
• 1987 A Blossom Promise
• 1991 Wanted...Mud Blossom

Cozy in Texas said...

I hadn't heard of this author before. Thanks for the info. Nan I'll look out for the Blossom Family books.
Ann